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Relating to the acromion and clavicle; denoting the articulation between the clavicle and the acromion of the scapula.
Synonym(s): scapuloclavicular (1)


/acro·mio·cla·vic·u·lar/ (ah-kro″me-o-klah-vik´u-ler) pertaining to the acromion and clavicle.


1. Relating to the acromion and the clavicle.
2. Relating to the articulation between the clavicle and the scapula and its ligaments.


Relating to the acromion and the clavicle; denoting the articulation and ligaments between the clavicle and the acromion of the scapula.
Synonym(s): scapuloclavicular (1) .
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